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All lanes of Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville to close May 2

Milwaukee Avenue traffic will take a big hit on May 2 when all lanes of traffic will be closed for emergency repair work on the railroad crossing in downtown Libertyville.

Jail inmate who killed himself had ‘dozens’ of cuts on body


A Lake County Jail inmate who hanged himself on Friday had cuts, likely from a razor, all over his body — some as recent as one to three days before his death — according to autopsy results released this week, raising questions about why sheriff’s officials did not find him to be a risk to himself prior to his suicide.

Prosecutors claim DNA samples tie man to murder


DNA samples of blood taken from Fred Reckling’s stolen Lincoln Town Car match the Chicago man charged with the Waukegan business owner’s murder, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday as the trial of Hezekiah Whitfield got underway.

Crime Stoppers seek fugitive accused of burglary


Lake County Crime Stoppers and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office/Warrants Division are seeking the public’s help in learning the whereabouts of Tarquin C. Saunders.

Talk of the County

Welcome in my neighborhood: Jerry Hobbs and Juan Rivera are welcome to live in my neighborhood and I’m sure other people with brains would welcome them, too.

Mundelein High School to host event for first-generation college students

Mundelein High School is continuing its push to help first generation college students. The school will host a “Taste of College” informational forum from 5:45 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23.

Man sentenced to 30 months probation for sex assault


A former North Chicago man charged with sexually assaulting two students at Lake Forest High School, where he worked with drama students, was sentenced to 30 months of felony probation under a plea deal approved Tuesday.

Judge refuses plea deal in case of sex abuse of a minor


A Lake County Circuit Court judge refused to approve a plea deal presented Tuesday for a 75-year-old Lake Villa man charged with the aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a minor.

Dog-killer sentenced to 3 1/2 years for ‘horrific crime’


Following an emotional hearing on Martin Keller’s anger-fueled killing of a dog in Lake Villa, the Kenosha, Wis., man was sentenced to three and a half years in prison Tuesday for animal torture under a plea deal accepted by a Lake County Circuit Court judge.

Waukegan may put restrictions on personal watercraft on beach


With Memorial Day weekend a month away, Waukegan City Council’s Lakefront/Beach Committee conducted its inaugural meeting on Monday, April 21, to address issues like personal watercraft operating in the swimming area of Municipal Beach.

Gurnee trustees scuttle beauty parlor request

Village of Gurnee trustees denied a special use permit Monday night for Sky Spa, a beauty parlor — personal care center specializing in facial rejuvenation, anti-aging treatments, and therapeutic massage services.

National Infant Immunizations week begins April 26


Each year, numerous vaccine-preventable illnesses are reported in Illinois. Certain diseases, such as measles, are making a comeback as some parents choose to either delay or decline vaccinations for their children.

Lake Villa Twp. fire station open house set for April 27


An open house Sunday at the new Lake Villa Fire Protection District station on Route 59 just south of Grand Avenue will showcase the fourth facility that is the final step in the fire district’s grand plan.

Bulletin Board

Wednesday, April 23: Antioch Park Board meets 7 p.m., 874 Main St.

Police Beat

Jon Kickel, 26, 286 Anita Ave., Apt. 207, was charged with retail theft from Walmart and referred to adjudication court.

Students learn the benefits of green roof gardens


Sure there was some extra credit involved, and a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Chicago’s Uncommon Ground, the country’s first certified organic rooftop farm, but Karly Cimmarusti, 19, of Vernon Hills just wanted to find out about green roofs.